The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had UAT Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
User Acceptance Testing Tester
Rank 639 626 618
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 22 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.065% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.068% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 11
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £298 £267
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +11.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured UAT Tester in the job title.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 20 £325 +8.33%
London -7 9 £325 +6.55%
South East +5 4 £255 +27.50%
South West - 3 £400 -
City of London +50 2 £413 +10.00%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £400 -
Yorkshire - 2 £238 -
East of England +20 1 £350 -22.22%
Milton Keynes +12 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +9 1 - -
Glasgow +4 1 £300 -1.63%
Scotland +1 1 £300 -
North West -3 1 £325 +18.18%
Surrey - 1 £255 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Preston - 1 £325 -
Bath - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
East Yorkshire - 1 £175 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
Hull - 1 £175 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £350 -

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (29.73%) QA
2 11 (29.73%) Finance
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
4 5 (13.51%) Selenium
5 4 (10.81%) JIRA
5 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
5 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
5 4 (10.81%) SAP
5 4 (10.81%) CRM
5 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
5 4 (10.81%) Retail
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (8.11%) User Experience
6 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
6 3 (8.11%) Electronics
6 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
6 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.11%) Windows
6 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (8.11%) Marketing
6 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (8.11%) System Testing
7 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) ColdFusion
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.70%) Sonata
2 1 (2.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) JBehave
4 1 (2.70%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.70%) TestLink
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (29.73%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 3 (8.11%) Electronics
3 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Advertising
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) OAuth2
1 2 (5.41%) OpenID
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (10.81%) Client/Server
1 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.11%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Derivative
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Internet of Things
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Android
3 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
3 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Automated Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.11%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (8.11%) Programme Management
4 3 (8.11%) System Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Manual Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Bug Management
6 1 (2.70%) Test Planning
6 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Degree
1 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (29.73%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) SAP
2 2 (5.41%) Lotus
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.70%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.70%) hybris
3 1 (2.70%) IBM
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Siebel
3 1 (2.70%) Thunderhead